A short film based on edgar allan poes short story poem of the same title. A fantasy 1842, is a short story by edgar allan poe. The film is a remake of the 1964 picture of the same name which was directed by roger corman. Masque of the red death is a 1989 american horror film produced by roger corman, and directed by larry brand, starring adrian paul and patrick macnee.
Corman made his mark on film by making cheap and fast films that did make money. I remember enjoying house of usher and pit and the pendulum and to a lesser extent, the raven, but never being able to get through masque of the red death. Corman produced, but did not direct, a remake of the film in 1989, starring adrian paul as prince prospero. Whilst visiting a small village he controls, the prince finds the locals starving and sick, angry at him.
For a start, it was made in britain the first of cormans films to be so and it has a sense of style and flair all its own. The masque of the red death by edgar allan poe narrated by peter lamb addeddate 20091222 14. The last two, the masque of the red death 1964 and the tomb of. Corman was operating as much under the influence of ingmar bergman as of edgar allan poe. Roger corman has made some great films on some tiny budgets and some bad ones too but despite having more time and money the. The masque of the red death has been read as an allegory for the inescapability of death and the foolishness of trying to avoid it. A european prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the red death plague that stalks the land. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Watch masque of the red death 1964 full movie ursula strauss on dailymotion. He is confronted by two men that insult him, so he orders their deaths. The masque of the red death by edgar allan poe luna2347.
Even playing with action figures or putting a puzzle together, i couldnt stand two hours of that film. Masque of the red death by roger corman is more of a work of art than a film. A horror film called the masque of the red death was shot in 1964 by roger corman. Get notified when the masque of the red death by edgar allan poe is updated. The masque of the red death is largely considered one of poes better stories and one of cormans better films. The masque of the red death was remade as a two minute animation short in 2000 and this seems a more suitable length. While often embellishing on the original story, the masque of the red death remains true to the essence of poes work.
Masque of the red death the 1964 classic film guide. The rooms are arranged from east to west, which is the same direction of the movement of the sun. Masque of the red death 1964 full movie video dailymotion. Each room corresponds to a different stage of human life, which its color and the clock suggest. One day delaneyme have been met by the red death who made the mysterious murder case. Poe sets up a very atmospheric read with the colorful and indulgent prince prospero and the mysterious guest who is both frightening and foreboding. This film was created for my major work in media arts and production at the university of technology, sydney. The masque of the red death original ending with credits. The masque of the red death is een britse horrorfilm uit 1964 onder regie van roger corman. By patrick mccray episode 1245 is the most important episode of dark shadows. Masque of the red death the premature burial 27th august 2002 dvd var 87 mins 2. The masters containing the music recorded at pinewood in 1964 were either lost or destroyed. Since its initial completion for the course in 2006 it has been further worked on and thus. Things and terms to know from the masque of the red death.
The movie has beautifully colored sets and perfectly constructed costumes. The masque of the red death 1964 with few exceptions, the macabre stories of edgar allan poe were rarely adapted for the screen until producerdirector roger corman came along in 1960 with his trendsetting house of usher. Masque of the red death, the, american horror film, released in 1964, that was loosely based on two short stories by edgar allan poe. Interview with roger corman in the featurette roger corman behind the masque, included in the dvd release of the masque of the red death, mgm home entertainment, 2002. The masque of the red death is a 1964 horror film directed by roger corman and starring vincent price.
Check out this trailer for the vincent price masterpiece the masque of the red death. The red death, thrax from osmosis jones infected her cousin to make delaney come to a masque ball in a mansion but this aint a dancing ball its the red deaths killing. This is foreshadowed in the title and the opening of the story, both of which emphasize the red death itself rather than prospero. At the height of the red death, we meet vincent price as prince. The masque of the red death feels like more of an exception to cormans style. The masque of the red death original ending with credits tim r.
The masque of the red death completed edgar allan poe. The masque of the red death by radio theatre group. Edgar allan poes 1842 short story the masque of the red death has been. The motifs of the masque of the red death by bruce. The masque of the red death is one of eight films in the cormanpoe cycle. Media in category the masque of the red death film this category contains only the following file. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events.
Masque offers the expected creepy atmosphere and violence against peasants, plus metaphysical ponderings and pointed satanic cruelty. I think the masque of the red death is a fine example of why poes works are. Quiz the masque of the red death february 01, 2017 see how well you understand the story by taking this short quiz. Masque of the red death 1964 it would be easy to dismiss masque of the red death as just another cormanpoe film, but somehow, its much more than that. Usage public domain topics the masque of the red death, egar allan poe, peter lamb.
The masque of the red death 1964 is roger cormans, and most peoples, choice as the best of the edgar allan poe pictures. Masque of the red death the 1964 produced and directed by roger corman with a screenplay by charles beaumont and r. The masque of the red death not rated 1h 29min horror 30 october 1964 ireland a european prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the red death plague that stalks the land. Edgar allan poe, the complete illustrated stories and poems, chancellor press, london, 1988, p.
Of all of the aip poe films, masque of the red death stands as. The settings, characters and dark themes all combine to create a gothic, surrealistic world suitable to the red deaths machinations, and, of course, the pervading sense of horror and foreboding characteristic of a gothic film. The film afforded vincent price one of his most memorable film roles. The masque of the red death is a stylish movie directed by roger corman, with wonderful cinematography by nicolas roeg and based on a story by edgar allan poe. Not really a remake of roger cormans own 1964 adaptation, the 1989 masque of the red death was actually one of two adaptations the same year. The masque of the red death 1964 legendado e completao. The 1992 film batman returns directed by tim burton features a character. Blood was its avatar and its seal the redness and the horror of blood. There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust. A european prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle. Satanist prince prospero played by price resides comfortably in an opulent medieval european. The masque of the red death vincent price 1964 official trailer. The masque of the red death 1964 theatre of tragedy duration. This cd has been mastered from the films wellpreserved music stem, courtesy of mgm.
There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The masque of the red death full text the masque of the. The masque of the red death, roger corman film analysis. The story follows a prince who terrorizes a plagueridden peasantry while merrymaking in a lonely castle with his jaded courtiers. The story was adapted by roger corman as a film, the masque of the red death 1964, starring vincent price. The masque of the red death edgar allan poe audio listen to the story reader is. Title sequence from the masque of the red death 1964 directed by roger corman, starring vincent price, hazel court, jane asher, david weston. While corman was primarily known as an exploitation filmmaker, churning out drivein fare it conquered the word, 1956, teenage doll, 1957, the wasp woman, 1960, house of. With vincent price, hazel court, jane asher, david weston. The masque of the red death, originally published as the mask of the red death.
Wright campbell man of a thousand faces 1957 that was based on two edgar allan poe stories the masque of the red death and hopfrog this horror classic features vincent price as the tyrannical devil worshiping. The masque of the red death in popular culture wikiwand. Although it is a short story, the masque of the red death is chilling. Jane asher born 5 april 1946 is an english actress, author and entrepreneur, who achieved early fame as a child actress, and has worked extensively in film and tv. The masque of the red death summary the masque of the red death is a short story by edgar allan poe in which a plague known as the red death spreads through 14th century europe. The masque of the red death 1964 film the masque of the red death is a 1964 horror film directed by roger corman and starring vincent price.247 1396 513 159 1191 1509 1090 883 953 1527 330 136 1291 1321 1523 1294 1253 1335 837 660 555 236 279 1208 140 271 242